GelSight Mobile, the company’s handheld instrument, visualizes and measures the 3-D topography of surfaces such as fabric, diamond, and hair. Image: Courtesy of GelSight Mobile
Summer 2019

A Helping Hand

MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem boosts sensor tech startup

Researchers studying how machine learning will impact future employment have found that, in most occupations, humans and machines will need to work together because they provide different skills. Illustration: Niki Hinkle
Summer 2019

Reinventing Jobs

Researchers measure the suitability of machine learning in the workplace

Renee Gosline. Photo: Ellen Glassman
Spring 2018

Regaining Consciousness

The best path to unbiased algorithms? Recognize bias at the source, says marketing expert Renée Gosline

Susan Silbey. Photo: Jonathan Sachs
Spring 2018

Culture Shift

Expanding engineers’ horizons beyond engineering is essential to addressing the field’s gender imbalance, says sociologist Susan Silbey

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló ’01, left, visited campus in December to discuss the challenges facing his island with MITEI and the Tata Center’s Robert Stoner. Photo: Justin Knight
Spring 2018

Redefining Resilience

MIT experts mobilize to help hurricane-struck islands not only repair, but rebuild for a safer future

A group of USA Lab students spent two weeks in Maine learning about the state’s agricultural sector, with visits to sites including the Blue Ox Malthouse (pictured) in Lisbon Falls. Photo: Bearwalk Cinema
Spring 2018

Minding the Gap

The first US-focused MIT Sloan action learning course grapples with the divides in American society

Joint Program co-directors John Reilly, left, and Ronald Prinn. Photo: Sarah Bastille
Winter 2018

Framing Uncertainty

A landmark platform models the range of ways a changing climate may affect humanity, and vice versa